Gibraltar

Gibraltar

From its geological creation to its two-thousand-year influence on politics and war, he crafts the compelling tale of how these few square miles played a major part in history.

Author: Ernle Bradford

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497617186

Category: History

Page: 204

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Since ships first set sail in the Mediterranean, The Rock has been the gate of Fortress Europe. In ancient times, it was known as one of the Pillars of Hercules, and a glance at its formidable mass suggests that it may well have been created by the gods. Sought after by every nation with territorial ambitions in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Gibraltar was possessed by the Arabs, the Spanish, and ultimately the British, who captured it in the early 1700s and held onto it in a siege of more than three years late in the eighteenth century. The fact that that was one of more than a dozen sieges exemplifies Gibraltar’s quintessential value as a prize and the desperation of governments to fly their flag above its forbidding ramparts. Bradford uses his matchless skill and knowledge to take the reader through the history of this great and unique fortress. From its geological creation to its two-thousand-year influence on politics and war, he crafts the compelling tale of how these few square miles played a major part in history.
Categories: History

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

This modern history of Gibraltar updates and enhances scholarship on the Rock’s history by bringing together the author’s extensive archival research and developments in the secondary literature surrounding British Gibraltar.

Author: Gareth Stockey

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9780708325155

Category: History

Page: 171

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This modern history of Gibraltar updates and enhances scholarship on the Rock’s history by bringing together the author’s extensive archival research and developments in the secondary literature surrounding British Gibraltar. Central to its narrative is an examination of the development of a Gibraltarian community amidst British imperial rise and decline and Anglo-Spanish diplomatic vicissitudes. Gibraltar: A Modern History, is the first twenty-first century treatment of the Rock’s history and as such it augments and, in many ways, replaces older treatments of Gibraltar’s History.
Categories: History

Gibraltar

Gibraltar

This is military and social history at its best, a story of soldiers, sailors and civilians, with royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, priests, prisoners-of-war, spies and surgeons, all caught up in a struggle for a fortress ...

Author: Lesley Adkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408708682

Category: History

Page: 480

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For over three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history, and the obsession with saving Gibraltar was blamed for the loss of the American colonies in the War of Independence. Located between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, on the very edge of Europe, Gibraltar was a place of varied nationalities, languages, religions and social classes. During the siege, thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and diseases. Very ordinary people lived through extraordinary events, from shipwrecks and naval battles to an attempted invasion of England and a daring sortie out of Gibraltar into Spain. Deadly innovations included red-hot shot, shrapnel shells and a barrage from immense floating batteries. This is military and social history at its best, a story of soldiers, sailors and civilians, with royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, priests, prisoners-of-war, spies and surgeons, all caught up in a struggle for a fortress located on little more than two square miles of awe-inspiring rock. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History is an epic page-turner, rich in dramatic human detail - a tale of courage, endurance, intrigue, desperation, greed and humanity. The everyday experiences of all those involved are brought vividly to life with eyewitness accounts and expert research.
Categories: History

The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068 1945

The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068   1945

This book documents Gibraltar's rich history, and charts the development of these fascinating fortifications.

Author: Darren Fa

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472806338

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 901

Gibraltar, located at the meeting points of Europe and Africa, preserves within its fortifications a rich testament to human conflict spanning 600 years. In 1068 the ruling Spanish Muslims built a large fort there. Between 1309 and 1374 Gibraltar underwent a period of intensive building and fortification, and following the Spanish reconquest of 1462 the inhabitants carried out further works. In 1704 the latest, uninterrupted period of British rule began. The 18th century saw three sieges including the most severe, known as the Great Siege, which lasted from 1779 to 1783. During World War II the 'Rock' served as a vital stop for supply convoys and naval staging base, complete with a veritable warren of secret tunnels. This book documents Gibraltar's rich history, and charts the development of these fascinating fortifications.
Categories: History

Der Schild Europas

Der Schild Europas

Author: Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:632691972

Category:

Page: 309

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Betrayal at Little Gibraltar

Betrayal at Little Gibraltar

"A painstakingly researched account of World War I's violent Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the 100-year-old cover-up at its center traces the efforts of AEF Commander-in-Chief John J. Pershing to capture the near-impregnable German Montfaucon ...

Author: William Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501117893

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 203

"A painstakingly researched account of World War I's violent Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the 100-year-old cover-up at its center traces the efforts of AEF Commander-in-Chief John J. Pershing to capture the near-impregnable German Montfaucon and the inside betrayal that cost untold lives"--NoveList.
Categories: History

Defending the Rock

Defending the Rock

Adolf Hitler's failure to take Gibraltar in 1940 lost him the Second World War.

Author: Nicholas Rankin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571307739

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 332

Adolf Hitler's failure to take Gibraltar in 1940 lost him the Second World War. But in truth the formidable Rock, jutting between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, was extraordinarily vulnerable. Every day, ten thousand people crossed its frontier to work, spy, sabotage or escape. It was threatened by Spain, Vichy France, Italy and Germany. After the USA entered the war, Gibraltar became General Eisenhower's strategic headquarters for the invasion of North Africa and the battle for the Mediterranean.
Categories: History

Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War 1936 39

Gibraltar and the Spanish Civil War  1936 39

Benady, Sam: Memoirs of a Gibraltarian (1905–1993), Grendon: Gibraltar Books
(1993). Benady, Sam: Civil Hospital ... Bradford, Ernle Dusgate Selby: Gibraltar:
the history of a fortress, London: Hart-Davis (1971). Brenan, Gerald: Memoria ...

Author: Julio Ponce Alberca

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472525284

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 405

Incorporating local, national and internationaldimensions of the conflict, Gibraltar andthe Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 provides the first detailed account of theBritish enclave Gibraltar's role during and after the Spanish Civil War. The neutral stance adopted by democratic powers uponthe outbreak of the Spanish Civil War is well-known. The Non-InterventionCommittee played a key role in this strategy, with Great Britain a key playerin what became known as the "London Committee". British interests in theIberian Peninsula, however, meant that events in Spain were of crucialimportance to the Foreign Office and the victory of the Popular Front inFebruary, 1936 was deemed a potential threat that could drive the countrytowards instability. This book explores how British authorities in Gibraltarostensibly initiated a formal policy of neutrality when the uprising tookplace, only for the Gibraltarian authorities to provide real support for theNationalists under the surface. The book draws on a wealth of primary source material,some of it little-known before now, to deliver a significant contribution toour knowledge of the part played by democratic powers in the 1930s'confrontation between Communism and Fascism. It is an important resource for anyoneseeking a more complete understanding of the Spanish Civil War.
Categories: History

The History of Gibraltar and of its political relation to events in Europe from the commencement of the Moorish dynasty in Spain to the last Morocco War With original and unpublished letters from the Prince of Hesse Sir George Eliott the Duc de Crillon Collingwood and Lord Nelson etc

The History of Gibraltar and of its political relation to events in Europe  from the commencement of the Moorish dynasty in Spain to the last Morocco War  With original and unpublished letters from the Prince of Hesse  Sir George Eliott  the Duc de Crillon  Collingwood  and Lord Nelson  etc

were surrendered , together with the stores , arms , and ammunition , and all
other articles , including the wooden coffin of Henry de Guzman , the Duke of
Niebla , who perished under the walls of the fortress . Garcilaso next assembled
the ...

Author: Frederick SAYER

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021806410

Category:

Page: 534

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The History of Gibraltar

The History of Gibraltar

Christ , 1502 , more or less at the time of the Vespers , there entered into the said
Fortress , Señor Garcilaso de la Vega , who was coming and came to receive the
said Fortress and this City for the King and Queen , our Lords ; and who found ...

Author: Ignacio López de Ayala

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822038213633

Category: Gibraltar

Page: 234

View: 752

Categories: Gibraltar

The History of Gibraltar and of Its Political Relation to Events in Europe

The History of Gibraltar and of Its Political Relation to Events in Europe

were surrendered , together with the stores , arms , and ammunition , and all
other articles , including the wooden coffin of Henry de Guzman , the Duke of
Niebla , who perished under the walls of the fortress . Garcilaso next assembled
the ...

Author: Frederick Sayer

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044018809319

Category: Gibraltar

Page: 520

View: 984

Categories: Gibraltar

The History of Gibraltar and of Its Political Relation to Events in Europe from the Commencement to the Moorish Dynasty in Spain to the Last Marocco War etc

The History of Gibraltar and of Its Political Relation to Events in Europe  from the Commencement to the Moorish Dynasty in Spain to the Last Marocco War   etc

were surrendered , together with the stores , arms , and ammunition , and all
other articles , including the wooden coffin of Henry de Guzman , the Duke of
Niebla , who perished under the walls of the fortress . Garcilaso next assembled
the ...

Author: ..... Sayer

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z25356750X

Category:

Page: 520

View: 585

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A History of Gibraltar and Its Sieges

A History of Gibraltar and Its Sieges

The King of Fez was much rejoiced by that embassy, and instantly despatched
his brother, also called Abu Sa'id, with two thousand men, to occupy that
important fortress, which is the Key to all Spain. Yet the King of Fez was not
moved wholly ...

Author: J. H. Mann

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B543181

Category: Gibraltar

Page: 280

View: 400

Categories: Gibraltar

Besieged

Besieged

References: Ernle Bradford, Gibraltar: The History of a Fortress (New York:
Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1972); William Hawkins, “Survival by Stubborn
Defense,” in Military History 4, no. 2, October 1987; T. H. McGuffie, The Siege of
Gibraltar, ...

Author: Paul K. Davis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576071953

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 204

Besieged examines the most important sieges in history—the actions and motivations of attackers and defenders along with conditions inside and outside the city walls. * Examines 100 great sieges, from Jericho in 1405 B.C. to Grozny in 1997 * Establishes the historical background of each siege, describes the siege itself in both military and human terms, and analyzes the results * Provides more than 75 maps as well as tactical diagrams, archival photographs, and artworks * Includes a glossary explaining unfamiliar military terms, from abatis to zig-zags
Categories: History

The History of the Herculean Straits Now Called the Straits of Gibraltar

The History of the Herculean Straits  Now Called the Straits of Gibraltar

CH A P . VI . A DESCRIPTION OF GIBRALTAR AND ROCK ; OF THE
COMMANDERS OF THAT FORTRESS . T SHALL now endeavour to describe
this remarkable hill , town , I caves , isthmus , buildings , and works raised for its
defence , & c .

Author: Thomas James

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10479383

Category:

Page: 414

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Blowing up the Rock German Italian and Spanish Sabotage attacks on Gibraltar during the Second World War

Blowing up the Rock  German  Italian and Spanish Sabotage attacks on Gibraltar during the Second World War

Gibraltar's. strategic. importance. for. Britain. Britain's interest in the Iberian
Peninsula over the last few hundred years was partly focussed on its trading links
with Spain and Portugal but largely on its fortress colony of Gibraltar controlling
access to the Mediterranean from the North ... Petrie, head of Britain's Military
Intelligence Section V (Counter-Intelligence) a detailed history of his
organisation's work.

Author: Bernard O'Connor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244850197

Category:

Page:

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The ancient and modern history of Gibraltar With an accurate journal of the siege of that fortress Feb 13 to June 23 1727 Tr from the Spanish

The ancient and modern history of Gibraltar  With an accurate journal of the siege of that fortress  Feb  13 to June 23  1727  Tr  from the Spanish

e This speech did not give the most * diftant hint of any promise to restore
Gibraltar ; yet it was thought by many in both houses , that if no such promise had
been made by any of the king ' s ministers , Spain would not have so publicly and
 ...

Author: James Solas Dodd

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600075226

Category:

Page:

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A History of the late Siege of Gibraltar Fourth edition

A History of the late Siege of Gibraltar     Fourth edition

On the 21st of June , 1779 , the communication between Spain and Gibraltar was
closed , by an order from Madrid . ... the fortress of Gibraltar after this event
became a little world of itself , it may not be unacceptable , to commence the
History ...

Author: afterwards BETHUNE DRINKWATER (Colonel., John)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017986875

Category:

Page:

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Gibraltar a Espa a Gibraltar to Spain or the Important question of the cession of that fortress by England as recently brought before the Spanish public Being an accurate translation of a pamphlet just published at Madrid

Gibraltar a Espa  a  Gibraltar to Spain  or the Important question of the cession of that fortress by England  as recently brought before the Spanish public  Being an accurate translation of a pamphlet  just published at Madrid

... to giving information about the topography , climate , etc. , of Gibraltar , History
of Gibraltar . By Don Ignacio Lopez of Ayala , Chronicler to King Charles III . This
monarch , having made all the necessary preparations for besieging the fortress
 ...

Author: Nicolás DÍAZ DE BENJUMEA

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017866831

Category:

Page: 92

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